Neshama Franklin is an omnivorous reader who needs to keep track of all she reads and then shares the best of the bunch. She's worked at the Fairfax library for a quarter century plus, has a radio show where she reads what she loves, including reviews, and hosts Marin Poets Live!
This installment: funeral rituals around the world (nf); a life reflected in books (nf); and a syndrome that seems extremely positive (nf). From Here to Eternity by Caitlin Doughty Remember... read more →
This installment: incredibly candid, outrageous essays (nf); a gay couple’s adoption travails (nf); and a mind-blowing graphic artist (f). We Are Never Meeting In Real Life by Samantha Irby Irby... read more →
This installment: art and adoption vs.uptight suburbia (CD); a graphic version of the Camino (f); a social experiment that fails—what else is new? (f); and delightful, absurd Asian excesses (f).... read more →
This installment: an unusual family and their challenges (f); issues of immigration, identity, and adoption (f); dementia and heartbreak with a light touch (f); a talented, tough old broad in... read more →